The long rod slipped off my hands across the box in front of me.
What does this mean?
Especially across is hard to understand here.
Last edited by Cap1034; 05-Mar-2014 at 12:36.
The box has a lid and the lid is now laid against the wall. I tried to get the soil inside out of it but the shovel slipped off across the box.
It's a strange sentence. The natural thing for the shovel to do would be to slip out of the person's hands. Presumably, it didn't go into the box but slid over the edges to the other side.